Archive for May, 2017

BeBop Sensors Announces Marcel Modular Virtual Reality Data Gloves

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 31, 2017 by itnerd

BeBop Sensors, Inc. announced today BeBop Sensors designed Marcel Modular Data Gloves for OEMS in the Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality markets. Designed for accurate control and navigation in VR/AR environments, the BeBop Data Gloves are available to OEMs in 5, 10, and 14 sensor versions. The data gloves provide haptic feedback and sense knuckle and abduction motion of the human hand.

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Data Gloves for Real-Time Control of Games & Environments

BeBop’s basic configuration provides high speed sensor processing as well as a 6 or 9 DoF (Degrees of Freedom) IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), which measures acceleration and angular rate. Fast, deterministic sensing provides sub-frame latency at 120 Hz for real-time control of games and environments.

Tactile & Audio Haptics Communicate a More Realistic Touch Experience

Mezzanine boards can be added to the printed circuit board assembly stack to add functionality, such as translation and haptic electronics. Haptics built into the fingertips provide a four octave range for complex stimuli that can convey surface quality and object contact. These non-resonant haptic actuators help close the loop of interaction between humans and virtual devices with contact and continuous surface sounds that drive the actuators, communicating a more realistic touch experience. A haptic audio creation kit is available, enabling content creators to customize and add to the haptic library.

Using BeBop’s patented fabric sensor technology, BeBop Sensors’ Marcel Modular Data Gloves are an affordable and robust solution for VR/AR and gaming environments. Key features include:

  • Modular: Marcel is a modular data glove solution.
  • Accurate & Fast: 120 Hz sub-frame latency for real-time interaction.
  • Haptic Technology: contact and continuous surface audio drives haptic actuators.
BeBop Sensors-designed Marcel Modular Data Gloves are available exclusively for OEMs. For more information, contact BeBop Sensors at contact@bebopsensors.com, website: http://www.bebopsensors.com.
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Android Pay Arrives In Canada

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 31, 2017 by itnerd

 

Canada today joins the list of countries where Google’s Android Pay platform is officially supported. If you are an Android user in Canada, you can now download and install the application from the Play Store.

Here are the banks that support Android Pay:

  • BMO
  • CIBC
  • Banque Nationale
  • Scotiabank
  • Desjardins
  • President’s Choice Financial
  • ATB Financial,
  • Canadian Tire Financial Services

Android Pay works on any Android device with KitKat 4.4 or higher and it must have NFC as well. On top of that, your device cannot be rooted or jailbroken. You can get more answers to your questions here.

Please post a comment below if you’ve tried Android Pay in Canada and what your experience was like.

UPDATE: I just noticed that TD and RBC are missing from the list of banks that support Android Pay. That’s weird. Also a video has gone up to support this launch:

Finally, Interac Debit support on the Android Pay platform is coming on Monday. American Express coming later this summer.

Review: Asus Pro B9440

Posted in Products with tags on May 31, 2017 by itnerd

If you are a corporate user and you travel a lot, you likely want a laptop that balances light weight with power. That’s a hard balance for any PC company to keep. Asus is trying to walk that line with the Asus Pro B9440 business laptop.

Now this is a laptop that weighs in at 1.05Kg or 2.3 pounds even though the case is made of metal. That’s not going to weigh you down while you sprint across the airport terminal to catch your flight, and it explains why it’s MIL-STD 810G rated for durability. It is also spill resistant for those who like to work and drink their Starbucks coffee. It is slim and has a pair of USB 3 ports on the sides of the screen near the hinge (but only the one on the left side can charge it which is kind of strange) as well as a headphone jack on the left center edge. Two speakers are on the bottom front edge that sound great when I tested it by playing The Who. Above the power button is a fingerprint reader which works with Windows Hello. The keyboard itself is really comfortable to type on, and it’s at at an angle that favors a touch typist like myself. Plus the touchpad is a decent size. But kind of finicky. Finally, the 14″ HD screen is almost bezel-less. But what is weird is that it is missing a webcam which I would have expected to find on a business class laptop. It’s also matte which while it cuts down on the vibrancy of the colors, it makes the screen glare free. Bonus points come in the form of a sleeve to put the laptop into that is included.

The laptop comes to the table with Windows 10 Pro. It does its tricks via a 2.5 Ghz Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. You get 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. Graphic processing comes in the form of a 128MB dedicated Intel HD Graphics 620 chipset. The whole package works well. It’s quick to boot. As in 10 seconds or so from the time you press the power button to when you see the login page. I really couldn’t get it to slow down whether I was surfing the web or streaming video. Though it did get warm when I really pushed it. Battery life was in the order of roughly 9 hours which is what I expect, and you should expect from a laptop of this type. If you need to charge it, you can get 50% of a charge in 30 minutes. That is a plus for someone who’s always running from meeting to meeting and is away from an AC outlet from extended period of time.

One thing that the Asus Pro B9440 has in its favor is price. At roughly $1300, it is in line with most of the competition from Dell, Lenovo and HP. If you’re someone who travels a fair bit and need a light laptop, and you can live without a webcam, I’d consider the Asus Pro B9440 for your laptop needs. It’s light, durable, and will handle your typical office related tasks with ease while giving you plenty of battery life to make through a business day.

 

 

 

 

ASUS Makes A Ton Of Announcements At Computex

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 30, 2017 by itnerd

ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at today’s Computex 2017 press event to present The Edge of Beyond: an introduction to a stunning line-up of thin-and-light ZenBook and VivoBook laptops that push the boundaries of design and technology to deliver ultimate mobile computing experiences.

The beautifully thin-and-light models showcased on stage included ZenBook Flip S (UX370), the world’s thinnest convertible laptop; ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490), the world’s thinnest1 14-inch laptop; ZenBook Pro (UX550), the thinnest, lightest and most powerful to date in this professional-grade ultraportable series; ASUS VivoBook S15, featuring a 15.6-inch display in a 14-inch-class chassis; and ASUS VivoBook Pro 15, the most powerful VivoBook ever.

The new laptop line-up includes support for many new Windows 10 features — including Windows Ink, Windows Hello, Cortana and Modern Standby — to boost productivity and give users a best-ever computing experience.

Here’s what was announced.

ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370): The World’s Thinnest Convertible Laptop

ASUS ZenBook Flip S, winner of a Computex 2017 d&i Award, is the world’s thinnest1 convertible laptop, and also one of the lightest. Combining elegant sophistication with the convenience and versatility of a 360°-flippable display, this ultrathin convertible is only 10.9mm thin and 1.1 kg light. The innovative 360° ErgoLift hinge has a dual-action mechanism that lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is opened beyond 135°.

ZenBook Flip S features Windows 10 and is powered by up to a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and an ultrafast 1TB PCIe SSD, allowing users to sail through everyday computing tasks with ease. To keep ZenBook Flip S comfortably cool, ASUS engineers invented a brand-new cooling system using state-of-the-art components, including a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that’s just 0.3mm thin.

The up to 4K UHD multitouch NanoEdge display on ZenBook Flip S supports an active stylus, combining an amazing visual experience with the convenience of effortless and intuitive interactivity. ZenBook Flip S also includes one of our smallest-ever laptop fingerprint sensors — measuring just 16 x 3.6mm — for instant one-touch login via Windows Hello in either laptop or tablet mode.

ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550): Designed to Entice. Crafted to Perform.

ASUS ZenBook Pro is designed to entice with pure, unadulterated power. This redesigned model — winner of a Computex 2017 Best Choice Award — is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful ZenBook Pro ever, offering discerning professional users a winning combination of serious performance and supremely elegant design. Every part of ZenBook Pro has been crafted to make it faster, more powerful and more amazing than the previous generation. Using the highest performance 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor for notebooks, gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 Ti graphics, a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB DDR4 RAM, it delivers ultimate computing performance and unrivaled style, with day-long battery life of up to 14 hours. ZenBook Pro features a stunning 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge display for an expanded view and quad-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio, creating an incredible visual and audio experience. ZenBook Pro features Windows 10 and is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for quick and secure one-touch login with Windows Hello.

Despite its astonishing performance, ZenBook Pro is incredibly compact, with a precision-crafted all- aluminum unibody that’s just 18.9mm thin and 1.8 kg light. The NanoEdge display has a slim 7.3mm bezel that enhances the beauty of ZenBook Pro while minimizing its overall dimensions. Every detail of ZenBook Pro is even more beautiful than before — including its iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish, diamond-cut silver edges, and illuminated lid logo.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490): The World’s Most Prestigious Laptop

The stunning all-aluminum ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe, winner of a Computex 2017 d&i Award, has a 12.9mm-thin and 1.1 kg-light 13-inch-class chassis that houses a gorgeous 14-inch NanoEdge ultranarrow-bezel display. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the world’s thinnest 14-inch laptop, providing users with the perfect balance between portability and productivity.

The ZenBook 3 Series is designed to deliver unprecedented performance, and ZenBook 3 Deluxe takes this to the next level with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and a blazingly-fast up 1TB PCI Express (PCIe) SSD — one of the largest- capacity SSDs available. Unrivaled expansion capabilities are provided by two USB Type-CTM (USB-CTM) ports that are Thunderbolt 3-enabled with support for 40Gbps data transfers, dual 4K UHD external displays and power delivery. ZenBook 3 Deluxe comes with Windows 10 and is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for easy one-touch login with Windows Hello.

ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 (N580): Performance is Everything

ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 is a slim and lightweight 15.6-inch Windows 10 laptop powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with up to 16GB DDR4 RAM and gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. VivoBook Pro 15 features hybrid storage and can be specified with up to a 2TB HDD and a 512GB SSD. An intelligent dual-fan cooling system with a dual-copper thermal module and heat pipes ensures the system stays cool during intense gaming sessions or under heavy loads.

VivoBook Pro 15 has a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) display with wide-view technology and a wide 100 percent sRGB color gamut. It features Harman Kardon-certified audio, including twin speakers with large 8cc audio chambers and smart-amplifier technology for 3.2X louder volume. VivoBook Pro 15 has a fingerprint sensor for one-touch login via Windows Hello, and it features support for ASUS Pen.

ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510): Beyond the Edge

ASUS VivoBook S15 is the latest and most premium model in the VivoBook Series. This 15.6-inch slim and lightweight Windows 10 laptop is designed for those constantly on the go, with a 17.9mm profile and weighing just 1.5 kg. It features an Icicle Gold finish for a quality feel, and a NanoEdge display with a slim 7.8mm bezel that provides a larger display area for more immersive viewing. This stylish laptop is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor with up to 16GB DDR4 memory and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics.

ASUS Blue Cave: Smooth Wi-Fi, Smart Protection

ASUS Blue Cave, Computex 2017 Best Choice Golden Award winner, is an elegantly designed AC2600- class dual-band smart Wi-Fi router that combines superb performance, commercial-grade security and family friendly features with stylish good looks. Featuring Intel technology, including the latest Intel Wi-Fi chipset, Blue Cave delivers ultrafast AC2600-class concurrent dual-band Wi-Fi speeds throughout the home, ensuring smooth 4K UHD video streaming, lag-free gaming and fast file downloads — with the ability to support more client devices simultaneously than most routers available today, and more than enough capacity to handle the growing number of connected devices found in busy households. The use of powerful, specially designed internal antennas in Blue Cave is the key to its stylish and elegant antenna-less design, which features a unique and attractive central aperture that is bathed in gentle blue light.

Blue Cave incorporates ASUS AiProtection, the first commercial-grade security for home networks. ASUS AiProtection is a free-for-life security solution powered by Trend MicroTM Smart Home Network, which protects every connected smart device on the network, including IoT devices. Blue Cave offers several features that are accessible from a mobile device, including Family Overview for easy monitoring and control of each family member’s internet and app usage. Users can also enjoy PC-free network control with a smartphone or tablet as their network control center for monitoring network activity, security reports and more. IFTTT support allows users to integrate Blue Cave with other IFTTT-enabled digital devices and services to create smart automated tasks.

ASUS ZenFone AR

ASUS ZenFone AR is the thinnest and lightest smartphone that is Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready. This breakthrough achievement is made possible through innovative ASUS TriCam technology — a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, a motion-tracking camera, and a depth-sensing camera. Unlike three-camera systems in other devices, the design of the ASUS TriCam system clusters its array of cameras to reduce their footprint within the phone, enabling the entire phone to be thinner and lighter.

ZenFone AR features a powerful Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 821 processor optimized for Tango, and it’s the world’s first smartphone with 8GB of RAM. ZenFone AR’s powerful performance and innovative camera work in conjunction with Tango to enable smooth and compelling smartphone AR experiences. A beautiful, 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display and a new five-magnet speaker makes Daydream VR apps, games and videos more immersive and entertaining. AndroidTM 7.0 Nougat lets users get the most out of ZenFone AR with new multitasking features and other enhancements that deliver a great mobile experience.

ASUS Designo MZ27AQ

ASUS Designo MZ27AQ features a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 WQHD IPS panel with a wide 100 percent sRGB color gamut. This ultraslim display measures just 7mm at its thinnest point and features a frameless panel design. It also features integrated ASUS SonicMaster technology, with 12W stereo speakers and an external 5W subwoofer co-developed with Harman Kardon for 2.1-channel audio. It offers a DisplayPort and two HDMI ports. The MZ27AQ is a winner of a 2017 Computex d&i Award.

ASUS Vivo AiO V241

ASUS Vivo AiO V241 is a stunningly beautiful 23.8-inch Windows 10 all-in-one PC designed for effortless everyday computing and immersive home entertainment. The stylish Vivo AiO V241 features a Full HD NanoEdge multitouch display with wide-view technology and a near-invisible physical bezel3 that gives it an incredible 88 percent screen-to-body ratio. The display is enhanced with exclusive ASUS Splendid and ASUS Tru2Life Video technologies to deliver vibrant and vivid visuals with superb detail. Vivo AiO V241 has a powerful ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system that incorporates two advanced bass-reflex speakers for incredibly rich, full and immersive sound. Designed for smooth, responsive performance, Vivo AiO V241 is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce 930MX discrete graphics. Vivo AiO V241 is a winner of a 2017 Computex d&i Award.

ASUS Zen AiO ZN242

ASUS Zen AiO ZN242 is a premium high-performance Windows 10 all-in-one PC , featuring a 23.8-inch multitouch NanoEdge display with an ultrathin 2mm physical bezel3 and an incredible 90 percent screen- to-body ratio for unbounded visuals. Zen AiO ZN242 has a stylish and elegant modern design with a thin and sleek stand. The uncluttered design features ventilation outlets hidden in the ASUS logo and a pop- up infrared (IR) camera design. Designed to deliver the ultimate all-in-one computing experience, Zen AiO ZN242 is powered by up to a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, 32GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, and a 512GB PCIe SSD or an HDD enhanced with revolutionary Intel Optane memory for accelerated responsiveness.

Guest Post: Nord VPN Lists The 10 Must-Have Android Privacy & Security Apps for 2017

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 30, 2017 by itnerd

This year has seen some of the biggest hacks in history. For example, Yahoo, who admitted one of the largest breaches last year, announced about another hack in February, which might have affected millions of users. Gmail has been experiencing a large-scale sophisticated phishing scam, and even CNN was hacked.  If big organizations with sophisticated security systems can be broken into, what about any ordinary Internet user?

All digital devices, if unprotected, become one of the easiest data breach targets for an average hacker.

Here’s the list of the hottest security apps for Android in 2017:

Signal is an encrypted messaging and voice calling app that provides end-to-end encryption to secure all communications. The app can also verify the identity of people one is messaging with and the integrity of the channel they are using. When texting with non-Signal users, one has an option to invite them to an encrypted conversation via Signal.

NordVPN (Virtual Private Network provider) is a must-have encryption app. A VPN encrypts the data shared across the Internet, and is the best security mechanism to ensure the Internet traffic remains confidential. NordVPN has a reputation of focusing on security and having a zero logs policy, is fast and easy to use. The developers at NordVPN have launched a powerful new VPN app for Android devices  that is also intuitive and good-looking. The new Android app re-routes and encrypts all Internet traffic making the connection private and secured. For added security, NordVPN offers Tor over VPN and DoubleVPN servers.

Applock is an app that locks down various apps and protects a user’s phone from snooping by a curious co-worker or children. Users activate the app and enter a pin to protect their apps, including photos, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, SMS and others.

Norton Identity Safe simplifies the task of remembering complex passwords: it saves all usernames and passwords and syncs them across Android devices. The app then securely stores all passwords in an encrypted Vault that only the user can access. Secure passwords can be created within the app. The app also allows for faster checkout as it fills in forms with the user’s bank information. Before visiting any website, Norton Identity Safe shows if it’s safe.

my Secure email is an email app for managing various email accounts from various providers, which puts security first.  It offers encryption of sent emails, lock screen, password-protected digital signature and more.

DuckDuckGo is for those who want more private browsing experience. It’s a search engine that provides information from hundreds of sources, and keeps the search private.

Smart Hide Calculator is an app for storing user’s private photos, videos, notes, contacts and other sensitive data behind an innocent-looking calculator app. Everyone will think it’s just a simple calculator!

Avira Antivirus Pro protects your Android device from malicious apps, banking Trojans, and other mobile threats. It comes with anti-virus scanner, app lock and even phone finder.

Remote Phone Access app saves anyone who forgets their Android smartphone at some location and need to control it remotely. The app locks the phone and restricts unauthorized access, allows to receive phone call and SMS alerts to an email address and can remotely turn on any Internet activity.

NoRoot Firewall is an Android firewall app that helps manage outgoing Internet connections by allowing the user to grant or block access to all apps, one at a time. The user can allow or deny access based on IP address, host name or domain name.

Since most of the our valuable information is stored online, it’s important to know that it’s secure. Besides security and privacy apps, everyone should use common sense when sharing information on their devices, encrypt when using public Wi-Fi and always use strong passwords.

Review: Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom

Posted in Products with tags on May 29, 2017 by itnerd

Today I am reviewing the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom. There’s two key reasons why you want to get this phone. Those are the camera and the battery life. But there’s plenty of other reasons to consider this Android powered phone.

The phone has a sleek metal body available in black, gold, and silver. It’s easy to hold and is really thin. The right side has a volume rocker and power button. The bottom features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-C charging port, and a speaker. The left side has a SIM/microSD card slot and worked fine with a 256GB card. You can also use two SIM cards instead which is something that travelers will find handy as the phone is available unlocked. But only one will connect to a 4G network. You get a fingerprint sensor on the back along with a dual camera with laser focus and a dual LED flash. The screen is a 5.5-inch, 1,920-by-1,080 AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5. It looks sharp and bright but it does attract fingerprints. Besides having 4G LTE, you get Wi-Fi on the 2.4GHz band and Bluetooth 4.2, Strangely, there’s no NFC which strikes me as weird.

Other specs include:

  • 2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage (you can add up to 2TB of storage via an SD card)
  • 12MP dual rear camera with the ability to record video in 4K
  • 12MP front camera
  • Android 6.0.1 with Asus ZenUI 3.0

In terms of real-world performance, the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom is smooth. I never encountered any lag or stuttering. What helps with this is the fact that there are software enhancements packed in to improve performance. The most notable is Power & Boost, accessible through the notification shade. It’s a memory manager that cleans up background apps when the screen is off, and can stop apps from automatically starting when you turn the phone on. ZenUI 3.0 makes the phone easier to use and doesn’t get in the way. The only part where this phone might fall down from a software perspective is the fact that it comes with a two year old version of Android.

The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom supports high-resolution 24-bit audio playback through the headphone jack. Using a feature called Audio Wizard you can adjust music using the built-in equalizer and use DTS Headphone:X virtual surround sound for movies, music, and games. Quite simply, it is the first phone I’ve reviewed since the ZTE Axon 7 that has such outstanding audio quality. Another area where this phone is outstanding is battery life. I got three full days of usage from a single charge. That is impressive given that I am pretty hard on smartphones when it comes to battery life.

Another impressive area is the camera. You get a pair of rear-facing 12-megapixel shooters capable of 2.3x optical zoom. It also has a laser autofocus sensor, a dual-LED flash, and Dual Pixel Phase Detection Autofocus. And it works insanely well. To test this, I took the phone to Toronto’s Doors Open event to three sites where I was hoping to some great pictures. The first was the still under construction Downsview Park subway station which is part of the extension of Toronto’s Line 1 subway line:

The next stop was the still under construction York University subway station which is further along the extension of Toronto’s Line 1 subway line:

Finally, I visited the Old Don Jail which has been heavily renovated to function as the administration building for Bridgepoint Health:

One cool thing that the camera software has going for it is the fact that it has a full manual mode which allows you to use the camera like it is a digital SLR. It also has a ton of preset modes including:

  • Auto (default)
  • Manual
  • HDR Pro
  • Beautification
  • Super Resolution
  • Children
  • Low Light
  • QR code
  • Night
  • Depth of Field
  • Effect
  • Selfie
  • GIF Animation
  • Panorama
  • Miniature
  • Time Rewind
  • Smart Remove
  • All Smiles
  • Slow motion
  • Time Lapse

I used the depth of field feature and got this picture to show how well it worked. Click to enlarge:

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You can see just to the left that the concrete is in a bit of blur. This feature isn’t automatic like the portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus. But it does work.

The panoramic mode works really well as I was able to take this panoramic of the York University subway station. Click to enlarge:

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The zoom function was pretty impressive as evidenced by this Canada goose that I found nesting outside of Downsview Park subway station. I took this picture from several feet away. Click to enlarge:

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Finally to test the video capabilities, I shot this video of a plane landing at Toronto Pearson airport in 4K resolution:

One thing that I noted is that the camera app initially refused to shoot in 4K video when I set it to that resolution and the error message that it threw up wasn’t helpful. I started to play around with the settings and found that I could get it to work by setting the Video Preference setting to quality. Clearly Asus has some bugs to squash on this front. Other than that, all was good with shooting video.

The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom is $479 Canadian unlocked, and the camera, the battery life, and performance makes this a very compelling choice if you’re in the market for an Android phone. Check it out as I suspect that if you pick up one, you will not be disappointed.

Wemo Bridge To Enable Apple HomeKit Compatibility

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 25, 2017 by itnerd

Wemo, the smart home brand from Belkin International, today announced it plans to enable Apple HomeKit compatibility to more than two million Wemo solutions on the market.  With the HomeKit enabled Wemo Bridge, Wemo users will be able to ask Siri on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch – “Siri, turn on Wemo” or “Siri, dim the living room lights,” or use the Apple Home app on any of these devices.   Users will also be able to include Wemo products into scenes and rooms to work with more than one hundred other HomeKit compatible products and access them while on the go.

The Wemo Bridge connects to any home Wi-Fi router via an Ethernet cable to enable HomeKit integration into Wemo smart plugs and light switches in the home.  The bridge then leverages the Wi-Fi of the home router to send the HomeKit capabilities from Siri enabled devices such as Apple iPhones, iPads and Apple watches to Wemo smart plugs and light switches.

Availability and Pricing
The Wemo Bridge for HomeKit is planned for availability later this fall.  Pricing will announced at time ofavailability.